Friday, August 16, 2013

Costume College: Haul

A big part of Costume College is shopping! Especially if you don't have really good local fabric stores. So let's see what I got!

2 yds red rayon for a blouse

3 yds of 30s looking striped rayon

4 yds of pink rayon for a 40s blouse and skirt

5 yds of embroidered cotton for an Edwardian dress

While I didn't buy anything at Mood, the guy there gave me a bag to commemorate my first visit (or possibly for the free advertising....)

McCall's 9953 50s evening gown patter which I got for a steal since it was missing the envelope. Also some vintage crochet hooks.

Remix shoes! I thought they were so Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday plus they were on sale so I had to have them! I also got a pair of seamed stockings from What Katie Did.

Huge stash of buttons! The bottom sets are vintage and the rest are modern.

I also snagged 100 yds each of black and white rayon seam binding and some pretty floral trim.


  1. Oooo, remix shoes!!! I definitely want a pair someday.

  2. You found some lovely things! Those sandals are so cute and practical for summer, and I can't wait to see what you do with all that fabric! You always make something pretty.
    I know what you mean about not having very good fabric stores in one's area! I don't like that! Someday I will go back to Oregon to Fabric Depot (the best fabric store on the planet in my mind) and buy all the fabric a suitcase can hold...

    The Middle Sister and Singer

  3. Those shoes are totally Roman Holiday-esque! What great purchases. I've loved seeing all your photos and videos from the costume college. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Your 30's stripes are so fantastic!

  5. Such lovely finds! That evening dresses on the 1950s pattern are so splendidly beautiful - I could totally picture you wearing one.

    ♥ Jessica

  6. So much cute stuff and those Remix shoes LOVE EM.

  7. Hah! I'm wondering who got the fabrics I donated? Not you but I'm sure they went to a good home. I've yet to make it to the Bargain Basement as I'm not up early enough for it. But the idea was to clear out some stuff, not add to it.
    I'd love to see the blouse you make from that red fabric. Its cute!

    1. A blouse from that red fabric is on my to sew soon. Hoping to squeeze it in before school starts next week but we'll see.

  8. Great finds! I just love the rayon prints. It's so hard to find good rayon prints and these are amazing.